Friday, July 6, 2012

Keepin It Real: Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew + Giveaway!


Next up in the interview series is Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew.  If you don't know who she is, and you like quilts, then you must be living in a special information void. Just kidding, but seriously, hers was one of the first blogs that I stumbled upon and went, "OH MY GOODNESS!, I want to quit my job and just start making quilts.  Hers are just gorgeous, and she churns them out like you wouldn't believe.  So, I was THRILLED when she agreed to participate in the interview series.  

And, she has lots of great tutorials.  And patterns, lots and lots of gorgeous patterns.  I just purchased her Pow Wow quilt pattern, and can't wait to make it.  And, to share the fun, we are doing a little giveaway, check the bottom of the post for details.

What is the most ridiculous thing you have done in the name of quilting/sewing?

I took my 3 year old and my newborn on a day trip to a fabric shop....they were awful...I think i cried.  But looking back it was pretty stupid of me to drive all that way and expect them to be good in the store!

How much time, on average, do you devote to blogging a week? Sewing/Quilting?

I do an average of 2 posts a week, so probably 2 hours a week to blogging.  I sew every other night or so for a couple of hours and during the day when I have snippets of time to sneak away to my sewing room!  (If you want to read more about Allison's time management, see this recent post)

Allison's Little Climber
 If you had a magical quilting/sewing assistant, what would you delegate?

Sewing quilt tops together.  I don't mind making the blocks but sewing the blocks into rows and rows together and then pressing the whole thing....barf. 

What is your favorite social media tool?

I'm not social media savy despite what people think...I don't twitter or facebook and I barely know how to text.  My family makes fun of me...it takes me ages to get a simple text sent. 

What is your favorite type of post to read on other blogs?

Real life posts...seeing real life rooms in people's houses.  I love seeing how others live. 

Allison's Patriotic Stars Quilt
 What is your favorite sewing tool?

My sewing machine...that's a cheat answer but it is. 

What is the nicest thing a reader has ever done for you?

Sent me a baby gift....I got a few in the mail and I might have cried. 

What is your fabric buying style?

I buy a lot of basics, polkadots, stripes, solids, etc.  I need to buy more novelty and print fabrics. 

Allison's Bowtie quilt, that she donated to 100 Quilts for Kids

 How do you support your fabric buying habit?

I don't buy anything else.  I'm not a clothes person and I don't really buy anything except lame stuff like food.  ;)  So my husband is good with me buying fabric...I'm a lucky girl. 

What is one thing most people don’t know about you.

I'm a homebody....I hate leaving my house.  Grocery shopping is torture and I'd way rather spend an evening doing nothing at home than go to a movie or out to dinner!  Maybe it has something to do with wearing comfy pants and slippers...hmmm. 


If you want to read more about Allison, check out her interview on the Sewing Summit website, or another great interview from the Polkadot Chair, or her awesome feature on Fat Quarterly.  Yeah, she's a pretty popular lady =).  Thank you Allison.

Allison's Seaside Quilt - with Tutorial!

Thanks for reading the interview.  Now for the giveaway details.  I think it's important to support our community, so I wanted to offer a reader one of Allison's PDF patterns.  I was going to purchase the pattern, and email it to the winner, but wanted to check with Allison first so I didn't violate any copyright laws in doing so (being an attorney an all), and she so generously offered to giveaway THREE (3) PDF patterns!!!!  Wow, so sweet and generous.  So, three lucky winners will win a Cluck Cluck Sew PDF pattern of their choice!

Will you select this beauty?
  
All you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment, any comment.  Open to anyone, anywhere.

If you want bonus entries, you get an extra entry for being a follower (leave another comment), another extra entry if you are a follower of Allison's blog (leave another comment) and yet another extra entry if you blog, tweet, or facebook this post (leave another comment).  So that is a total of four chances to win.

Giveaway will close on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Pacific.  I will chose the winner by random drawing.  Good luck, and thanks for stopping by.


125 comments:

  1. i would love to win thanks for the giveaway

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  2. I love her quilts and patterns. WOW, she sounds alot like me, I am really surprised :)

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  3. Fun interview...love Allison's work! Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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  4. I'm already a happy follower of your blog :o)

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  5. I already follow Allison's blog :o)

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  6. I am a follower of your blog!

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  7. Thanks for the interview!It is always interesting!

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  8. I am already a follower of Allison's blog! It's great!

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  9. What lovely quilts, and a cute story about taking little ones to a fabric store! :)

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  10. What a wonderful interview! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  11. I'm following Cluck Cluck Sew!

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  12. I already follow Allison's blog.

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  13. Ooh, I love that spin cycle quilt pattern. :) Nice interview.

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  14. Oh, and I'm a follower of your blog!

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  15. I LOVE Allison's patterns. I just made a Seville quilt and I am starting on a Basket Case one soon!

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  16. And I am a follower of CLuck Cluck Sew!

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  17. I love Allison's patterns!

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  18. I follow yor blog. Very nice!

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  19. I follow Allson's blog - love the bright colors!

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  20. Yes, I would pick Spin Cycle as my pattern. How did you know that was my fave choice. So, hope to win this giveaway! I like the mermaid header for your blog. I would follow -- but blogger is giving me errors and won't let me add any blogs.

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  21. Spin Cycle is lovely...thanks for this chance.

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  22. I now follow Alison's blog...great giveaway!!

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  23. Love Spin Cycle! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. I am following Allison's blog!

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  25. Thanks for the interview and links! I love Cluck, Cluck, Sew and follow Allison's blog

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  26. I would love Spin Cycle or Pow Wow, thanks!

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  27. Thanks for the interview and the chance to win one of Allison's patterns! I love them! My favorites are Spin Cycle, Seville and Off Track.

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  28. I am a devoted follower of yours.

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  29. I have been a follower of Cluck, Cluck, Sew for awhile.

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  30. Just shared on Fb with the group "I don't have a problem, I have a well rounded stash."

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  31. What a fun giveaway to start off the weekend. ;) Hope yours is a good one! Thanks for the chance.

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  32. I would love Seville, Spin Cycle or Pow Wow.

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  33. I'm a follower of your blog.

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  34. I also follow Allison! Good luck everyone.

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  35. I'm already following Cluck Cluck Sew.

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  36. Such a lovely interview. I'm so glad to see another homebody. I had to *force* myself to go grocery shopping today (the three "did you get food?" texts from the Mr. helped hehe). And how awesome to have the chance to get a new pattern to try!

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  37. She sounds alot like me! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. I am a follower of your and Cluck cluck Sew!
    ...and I would choose Spin Cycle. Thanks

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  39. I love these interviews! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  40. I love Allisons patterns - she is such a great designer!

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  41. Also follow Allisons blog - Cluck Cluck sew!

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  42. Thank you for interviewing one of my favorite quilters and offering the generous giveaway.

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  43. I already follow Cluck, Cluck, Sew.

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  44. Great interview!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  45. I am a follower of your blog.

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  46. I follow Cluck, Cluck, Sew, too.

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  47. Tweeted the giveaway, too.
    https://twitter.com/AlphaBecky/status/221400511876837376

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  48. I love Cluck Cluck Sew! Brilliant. And her patterns are amazing looking! Yay!

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  49. I love Allison's patterns! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  50. I follow the Cluck Cluck Sew blog.

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  51. Great interview, and thanks for the giveaway.

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  52. I am also a follower of Allison!

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  53. I am a follower of Allison's!

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  54. I love the Spin Cycle pattern but I have also been eyeing the Pow Wow pattern too!

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  55. I tweeted about the giveaway @lorihdesigns

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  56. Sou sua seguidora,obrigada.
    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  57. Sou seguidora de ALLISON.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  58. Levei um susto quando Allison disse que não compra tecido..O marido compra,ainda bem,não é? O que faríamos?Obrigada.
    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  59. loved the story of taking the little one to fabric store... remember those days

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  60. I REALLY love your interviews! What a great idea, especially when you interview someone I already follow! I follow Cluck Cluck Sew via my Yahoo page. And you are on my Favorites Bar! Looking forward to the next interview!
    sjtoby(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  61. I <3 your honesty, great interview :-)

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  62. Cluck Cluck Sew follower too :-)

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  63. I enjoyed reading about Allison and learning some tidbits about her life. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  64. I am a Mermaid Sews follower.

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  65. Allison's blog was one of the first quilting blogs I found. Love her posts, tutorials and patterns!

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  66. Great interview! Her patterns are the best

    -Katie Fleming

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  67. Great interview! Her patterns are the best

    -Katie Fleming

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  68. Allison's blog was also one of the first quilting blogs I found too & of course I have been a follower of hers for awhile now.

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  69. I have to add that I love Allison's designs because they are so clean & uncluttered.

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  70. Hon. . these are great interviews! I love how many awesome people you're getting together

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  71. I'm one of your followers. . I'm super impressed BTW

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  72. I'm super excited for this giveaway .. I'm also a follower of Allison's

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  73. I tweeted about your giveaway over @h2ogirl76

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  74. Thanks for a chance to win one of the patterns!

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  75. I have seen some of her patterns, it would be lovely to win one.

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  76. Great interview! It's nice to know what Allison is like, besides being extremely talented at designing and sewing. She rocks!

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  77. Great interview--it's nice to get to know Allison a little better!

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  78. I love the patterns Thanks

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  79. Yes I am a follower. Thanks

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  80. I follow your blog and love the interview series.

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  81. I follow Allison and totally want to meet her at Sewing Summit

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  82. I posted on my blog linking to this post
    http://capitolaquilter.blogspot.com/2012/07/swaps-and-interviews.html

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  83. Silly me, I made my 3 bonus comments before my official entry comment - so here it is out of order LOL - thanks for the giveaway

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  84. Anyone with small children who sews and designs so productively is amazing!!!!

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  85. Oh, I'd love to win one of Allison's pattern!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  86. tweeted: https://twitter.com/blessedmama4/status/221656416446971904

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  87. I love that blog stalking is like playing 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon; I can always find another great blog to stalk! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  88. Oooh I've had my eye on some of her patterns, what a great giveaway! :D Thank you!

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  89. I'm a follower of your blog, love it. :D

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  90. And I am a follower of Allison as well! Thanks again to both of you. :)

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  91. I love the stuff Allison creates!

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  92. I have had several of her patterns in my etsy favorites forever. Thanks for the contest!

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